Ruins of St Andrews Castle, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
Ruins of St Andrews Castle, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scotland & Ireland 2022

Hosted by Father John Gatzak

Executive Director, Office of Radio & Television
and General Manager, WJMJ-FM

April 28 to May 12, 2022

15 Days - 13 Nights


TIME REMAINING UNTIL RESERVATION DEADLINE AND FINAL PAYMENT...

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RATES PER PERSON*

Book Now Rates (until November 30, 2021):
   Double $5,406*; 
Single $6,299** 
​Regular Rates (after November 30, 2021):
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Double $5,506*; Single $6,399**

​*All quoted rates are per person, double occupancy and based on a minimum of 30 passengers traveling in your group.  Price includes all estimated government-imposed taxes and fees and airline fuel surcharges and fees of $88.05 as of 07/09/2021 (subject to change until ticketed).  Important Conditions: Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment.  Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes and fees or airline fuel surcharges and fees.  **The number of Single rooms available is limited.
​​Please be advised that there is extensive slow paced walking every day of this tour over uneven surfaces, cobblestone streets and walkways.​


Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1 Overnight non-stop flight to Edinburgh, Scotland
Day 2-4 Edinburgh, Edinburgh Gorsvenor Hotel
Day 5 Perthshire, Dunkeld House Hotel
Day 6-7 Inverness, Radisson River Ness Hotel
Day 8 Glasgow, Jurys Inn Hotel
Day 9-10 Belfast, Europa Hotel
Day 11-12 Letterkenny, Radisson Blu Hotel
Day 13-14 Dublin, Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
Day 15 Return non-stop flight to JFK, New York, NY

​​​Air Transportation Provided by
Delta Air Lines


FEATURES

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • St. Giles' Cathedral
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Rosslyn Chapel
  • Dunfermline Abbey
  • St. Andrews Castle and St. Andrews Cathedral
  • Walking tour of St. Andrews Links Old Course
  • Blair Athol Distillery
  • Urguhart Castle
  • Sheepdog demonstration
  • Loch Ness cruise
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
  • Giants Causeway
  • Glenveagh Castle
  • Slieve League Cliffs
  • Ulster American Folk Park
  • Dublin - Ireland’s “Fair City”
  • Trinity College, Book of Kells and the Long Room
  • The Guinness Brewery and Storehouse

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Round trip motor coach airport transfer:  Prospect, CT/JFK International Airport, New York, NY
  • Round trip, non-stop economy class air transportation from JFK International Airport, New York, NY
  • All government-imposed taxes and fees and airline fuel surcharges/fees as of 07/09/2021.  If at ticketing government-imposed taxes and fees are greater than estimated, the additional amount will increase your price.
  • Airport/hotel transfers on arrival in Scotland and departure in Ireland.
  • 13 Nights accommodations at tourist class hotels or better, double occupancy (twin beds) with private bath or shower.
  • All hotel taxes and service charges.
  • 22 Meals:  13 Breakfasts and 9 Dinners, with beer or wine and coffee or tea included.
  • Fully escorted by professional English speaking Tour Manager or Driver/Guide from arrival to departure.
  • English speaking local guides.
  • All sightseeing, excursions and entrance fees as per itinerary, subject to change.
  • Modern, private air-conditioned motor coach.
  • Porterage of one (1) bag per person at all hotels in Scotland and Ireland.
  • All gratuities for tour director, drivers, local guides, and hotel and restaurant personnel.

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Optional travel protection.  For more information, to obtain a quote or to purchase the protection plan, please visit: http://www.travelinsured.com/agency?agency=49550.
  • Optional sightseeing or extensions.
  • Air travel deviations.
  • Passport or Visa fees.
  • Items of a personal nature (e.g., laundry, telephone, extra or non-included beverages/meals, etc.).
  • Items not specified in tour brochure and itinerary.
  • Meals not listed in tour brochure and itinerary (all lunches and 4 dinners).
  • Mass offerings.

Note: Itinerary, optional sightseeing tours and sequence of same, Mass frequency/locations, and meal locations are subject to change, and are conducted weather and time permitting.  In the rare case where alternate hotel accommodations might be necessary, a similarly classed hotel will be substituted.  Please be advised that hotel check-in may not be possible until after 3 p.m.  Please note that the tour host may change due to reasons beyond the tour operator’s control.  In addition, the tour host may not and representatives of the tour sponsor and tour operator do not accompany passengers on included air and ground transportation.  All Information displayed online and printed in the tour brochure is as of October 4, 2021 and is subject to change.

ITINERARY

(subject to change)

DAY 1:  THURSDAY, APRIL 28 - DEPART USA
Depart from JFK International Airport, New York, NY on your overnight, non-stop flight to Edinburgh, Scotland.  (meals in flight)

DAY 2:  FRIDAY, APRIL 29 - EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
On arrival at Edinburg Airport you’ll meet your guide and driver before boarding your motor coach and departing for Edinburgh city center.  Edinburgh is one of the world’s finest capital cities, because of its cultural diversity and impressive history. Its medieval streets run through the whole city telling their own story about the 1,000 year old traditions and myths of Edinburgh. Throughout your panoramic city tour you will get to know different parts of this city, such as the Royal Mile, the Princes Street Gardens, the Calton Hill and many more. Here you will also have a fantastic view of the city and Leith, the port of the city, and much more.  Next stop, Edinburgh’s Castle rock which has been a stronghold for over 3000 years. In its dominating position overlooking the capital city, the grandeur and historical significance of Edinburgh Castle has made it a globally famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. Located on top of an extinct volcano, with stunning views across the City of Edinburgh, the castle has witnessed many of the defining events of Scottish history and has dominated its surroundings with majesty for centuries.

After your visit, Father John will celebrate a welcome Mass at a local Edinburgh church.  Following Mass, continue to the Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel and check-in.  The remainder of your day will be at leisure.  This evening enjoy a welcome cocktail followed by dinner at your hotel.  Overnight at Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel, Edinburgh.  (D) (M)

Day 3: SATURDAY, APRIL 30 - EDINBURGH
This morning visit St Giles’ Cathedral.  Founded in the 1120s, St Giles' was the church of John Knox during the Reformation and is often referred to as the 'Cradle of Presbyterianism'.  Then you’ll visit Palace of Holyroodhouse.  Founded as a monastery in 1128, it is The Queen's official residence in Scotland and is closely associated with Scotland's turbulent past.  Mary, Queen of Scots lived here between 1561 and 1567.  Enjoy the balance of your day at leisure.  Dinner is on your own this evening.  Overnight at Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel, Edinburgh  (B)

Day 4: SUNDAY, MAY 1 - EDINBURGH
First up this morning you will attend a parish Mass at a local church.  After Mass, you will travel to Roslin to visit Rosslyn Chapel.  Founded in 1446, as the Collegiate Church of St Matthew, Rosslyn Chapel is a unique building with its mysterious carvings and the beauty of its setting.  The chapel took some 40 years to complete.  Its ornate stonework and symbolism have inspired and intrigued artists and visitors ever since its completion.  Return to Edinburgh and enjoy the afternoon at leisure.  This evening enjoy dinner and entertainment at the Spirit of Scotland Show or similar for a rip roaring evening of traditional Scottish song and dance accompanied by a great selection of quality Scottish food to delight your pallet.  Return to and overnight at Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel, Edinburgh  (B)(D)  (M)

Day 5: MONDAY, MAY 2 - EDINBURGH TO PERTHSHIRE (ST. ANDREWS)
Today, you will check out of your hotel and travel north.  Along the way, you’ll visit Dunfermline Palace and Abbey which are the remains of a great Benedictine abbey founded by Queen Margaret in the 11th century and is today the final resting place of King Robert Bruce, notably minus his heart, along with seven other Scottish kings.  Then continue to the town of St. Andrews. and visit St. Andrews Castle which was the main residence of the bishops and archbishops of St. Andrews - the focal point of the Church in Medieval Scotland.  Next visit the remains of what was Scotland’s largest and most magnificent medieval church, St. Andrews Cathedral, which still show how impressive it must have been in its prime.  It occupies a site used for worship since the 8th century AD, when the relics of St. Andrew, Scotland’s patron saint, are said to have been brought here.  Next enjoy a guided walking tour around the 1st, 17th and 18th holes of St. Andrews Links Old Course, where you will be able to walk in the footsteps of icons of the game and experience a player's eye view of the fabled links.  Continue to and check-in at Dunkeld House Hotel.  Dinner is at your hotel this evening.  Overnight at Dunkeld House Hotel, Perthshire.  (B)(D)

Day 6: TUESDAY, MAY 3 - PERTHSHIRE TO INVERNESS
This morning, after breakfast and check-out, you’ll travel to Inverness.  On the way you will visit Blair Athol Distillery.  Established in 1798, it is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland and stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in the picturesque town of Pitlochry.  After absorbing a few secrets of the distillers' art on a leisurely conducted tour, you can mull over the distinctive character of the 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky as you sip your complimentary dram.  Then continue through the highlands, stopping at Leault Working Sheep Farm where you’ll participate in the working day of a Highland Shepherd and his dogs.  Watch up to eight dogs working at the same time on the sheep and hear their individual whistle commands - something you won't see anywhere else as it's unique to the shepherd’s personal style of training!  Meet the friendly collie pups, help to shear a sheep and bottle feed orphan lambs.  Continue to Inverness and check into the Radisson River Ness Hotel.  Dinner is included this evening at your hotel.  Overnight at Radisson River Ness Hotel, Inverness.  (B)(D)

Day 7: WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 - INVERNESS
Today you will enjoy a cruise on Loch Ness, and maybe even spot Nessie!  Then you’ll visit Urquhart Castle which offers a taste of the Highlands at their most dramatic. Discover 1,000 years of drama, experience a glimpse of medieval life and enjoy stunning views over Loch Ness from the ruins of the greatest castle in the Highlands.  The castle has a distinctly Highland heritage and the site has witnessed some of the most dramatic chapters in Scotland’s history.  It is here that St. Columba is said to have worked miracles in the 6th century, where acts of chivalry and defiance provided inspiration during the Wars of Independence and where the MacDonald Lords of the Isles struggled with the Crown for power.  Return to Inverness for the afternoon and evening at leisure.  Dinner is on your own this evening.  Overnight at Radisson River Ness Hotel, Inverness.  (B)

Day 8: THURSDAY, MAY 5 - INVERNESS TO GLASGOW
This morning, following breakfast and check-out, you will travel south to Glasgow.  Along the way, Father John will celebrate Mass at a local church.  You will also pass by Fort William, Fort Augustus and Glencoe.  On arrival in Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, enjoy a panoramic orientation city tour on the way to the hotel.  From the magnificent St. Mungo Cathedral to the People's Palace and Glasgow Green, explore Glasgow’s rich past as a religious center and one of the most important industrial cities in Britain.  The Victorian architecture of the city center offers a striking contrast to the extensive parks of the West End.  Among those, Kelvingrove offers a peace of heaven in the city, with views of Glasgow University's striking buildings and the Kelvingrove Museum.  It is not hard to imagine why Glasgow is home to Scotland's most celebrated architect: Charles Rennie Mackintosh. On arrival, check-in at Jurys Inn Hotel.   Dinner is at your hotel this evening.  Overnight at the Jurys Inn Hotel, Glasgow.  (B)(D) (M)

Day 9: FRIDAY, MAY 6 - GLASGOW TO BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND
Today you will check out of your hotel in Glasgow and transfer to Cairnryan where you will take the ferry to Belfast, Northern Ireland.  On arrival in Belfast, enjoy a panoramic tour of the city that will take in the leaning Albert Memorial Clock Tower (Ireland’s answer to the Tower of Pisa) and the Opera House, which is one of Belfast’s great landmarks.  You’ll pass by the City Hall, The Crown Bar (dates from 1885), Queens University and the Botanic Gardens.  See also the Harland and Wolfe Shipyard, where the Titanic was built and launched in 1912.  Arrive at the Europa Hotel and check-in.  Dinner is at your hotel this evening.  Overnight at the Europa Hotel, Belfast.  (B)(D)

Day 10: SATURDAY, MAY 7 - BELFAST
This morning, after breakfast, enjoy a walking tour (approximately 3 hours) in Belfast that will cover the Falls and Shankill areas.  You will meet with two different local guides, both are former political prisoners, one from the republican community and one from the loyalist community. The guides will offer their own personal perspective of the local history and the recent conflict, to help you understand what happened in the North of Ireland during the recent conflict, understand the current divisions that still exist, but also to discover what impacts the peace process is having on people’s everyday lives.

After the walking tour, you’ll visit Titanic Belfast in the heart of Belfast, which recreates the story of the world’s most famous ship in an iconic, six floor building right beside the historic site of the original ship’s construction for a self-guided journey.  Following the visit, depending on church availability, either Father John will celebrate a private Mass or you will attend a parish Mass at a local Belfast church.  After Mass, the remainder of the day is at leisure.  Dinner is on your own this evening.  Overnight at the Europa Hotel, Belfast.  (B) (M)

Day 11: SUNDAY, MAY 8 - BELFAST TO LETTERKENNY
Today, breakfast and check-out from your Belfast hotel and drive to the Antrim Coast and visit Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, a spectacular rope bridge, which spans a chasm of 30m (98 ft.) deep and 20m (65 ft.) wide.  Originally built as a seasonal working bridge for fishermen to bring ashore salmon caught off the small island, it connects the island of Carrickarede to the mainland.  Visitors bold enough to cross to the rocky island are rewarded with fantastic views.  Next visit Northern Ireland’s favorite giant, Finn McCool, at the new Giants Causeway Visitor Encounter Centre for a self-guided visit.  According to legend, Finn McCool created the Giants Causeway by building stepping stones to Scotland to challenge the Scottish giant Benandonner!  The Giants Causeway is a UNESCO World Heritage site that consists of 40,000 basalt polygonal columns formed 60 million years ago after a volcanic eruption.  Continue to Letterkenny and check in at Radisson Blu Hotel and check-in.  Dinner is at your hotel this evening.  Overnight at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny.  (B)(D)

Day 12: MONDAY, MAY 9 - LETTERKENNY
This morning, Father John celebrates Mass at a local church.  After Mass,  you will explore Glenveagh National Park, a spectacular 16,500 hectares (40,000 acres) of scenic mountains, lakes, glens and woods, with a herd of red deer.  Glenveagh is one of Ireland's protected natural parks managed by the State.  A Scottish style castle within the estate is surrounded by one of the finest gardens in Ireland, which contrast with the rugged surroundings.  Next visit Glenveagh Castle, built between 1870-1873, the castle consists of a four story rectangular keep (free-standing stone tower). The last private owner was Henry McIlhenny of Philadelphia, who bought the estate in 1937, and in 1983 he bestowed the castle to the nation along with its gardens and much of the contents. You’ll then continue to Slieve League Cliffs, Europe's highest sea cliffs, although less famous than the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Slieve League's Cliffs reach almost three times higher, but you won’t really notice as the site is largely untouched by tourism and walks through a largely unspoiled landscape give visitors a spectacular view of the coast and the cliff face.  Late afternoon return to your hotel.  Dinner is on your own this evening.  Overnight at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny.  (B) (M)

Day 13: TUESDAY, MAY 10 - LETTERKENNY TO DUBLIN
Today you will depart Letterkenny and travel south to Dublin.  En route, you’ll visit Ulster American Folk Park.  The Park is an outdoor museum of emigration which tells the story of millions of people who left Irish shores.  Experience the adventure that takes you from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship, to the log cabins of the American frontier.  Meet an array of costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share.  Then continue to Dublin and on arrival, you will enjoy a panoramic city tour of this “Fair City”, as you discover both the north side of the River Liffey, an area offering great striking monuments, as well as Phoenix Park, the largest public park in Europe; and then the more sophisticated south side, with its vast Georgian squares, along with Grafton Street and its quality shops.  This part of the city is also dominated by the students of Trinity College, where the famous Book of Kells is permanently exhibited in its library. The university faces the medieval district where Dublin Castle and the two Anglican Cathedrals are found.  Continue to the Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin and check-in.  Dinner is at your hotel this evening.  Overnight at the Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin.  (B)(D)

Day 14: WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 - DUBLIN
This morning your day starts with a farewell Mass celebrated by Father John at a local church.  After Mass you’ll visit Trinity College.  Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I on grounds confiscated from an Augustinian priory and is the oldest university in Ireland.  The Campanile, erected in 1852, was built on what is believed to be the center of the monastery.  Built to further the education of the ruling Anglo-Irish families, restrictions were imposed to prevent Catholics from attending courses.  These restrictions were not fully lifted until the 1970’s.  Trinity, however, admitted women in 1902, earlier than most British universities.  Most of the main buildings off the main square were built during the Georgian period, some of which replaced older buildings.  Trinity College has had many famous students such as Jonathan Swift and Samuel Beckett  Here you’ll see one of Ireland’s most illustrious books… the 9th century Book of Kells, an illustrated manuscript of the four New Testament Gospels, and the Long Room.  After your visit of Trinity College, you continue to the Guinness Storehouse.  The Guinness Brewery in Dublin is Europe's largest stout producing brewery and home to the Guinness Storehouse.  Opened in 1904, the Storehouse was an operational plant for fermenting and storing Guinness.  Today, it houses a very fine exhibition dedicated to the Guinness story.  Once the tour has finished, your invited to the Gravity Bar to enjoy your pint of Guinness.  Sláinte!

Return to the hotel for free time to rest before this evenings festivities.  This evening enjoy a farewell dinner and entertainment at Merry Ploughboy’s Pub or similar.  The dinner show takes place in the ideal location, a pub owned and run by the musicians who have been performing to audiences in Dublin since 1989.  The show is a highly entertaining performance of live traditional Irish music, song and Irish dancing with audience participation.  Late evening return to your hotel.  Overnight at the Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin.  (B)(D) (M)

Day 15: THURSDAY, MAY 12 - DEPARTURE TO USA
After a final breakfast at your hotel, check out and transfer to Dublin Airport for your non-stop return flight home to JFK International Airport, New York, NY.  U.S. Customs Note:  You will clear U.S. Customs at Dublin Airport.  (B and meals in flight)

(B) = Breakfast(D) = Dinner with Beer or Wine
(M) = Mass

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Scotland & Ireland 2022 Terms and Conditions

TOUR PRICES:  The tour price includes round-trip airfare from JFK International Airport, New York, NY and land services in Scotland and Ireland as outlined in the tour brochure and itinerary.  All prices stated herein are quoted in U.S. dollars (unless otherwise stated) and are based on tariffs, taxes and currency exchange rates in effect at the time of publication.  Your price is subject to increase prior to the time you make full payment.  Your price is not subject to increase after you make full payment, except for charges resulting from increases in government-imposed taxes and fees or airline fuel surcharges and fees.  Tour documents and airline tickets will be issued after final payment has been received and processed, normally during a pre-departure group meeting held 1-3 weeks prior to departure.

A deposit of $350 is required to secure a reservation.  Late reservations (within 60 days of departure) accepted, if space is available, with full payment due immediately by bank check or money order, and may be subject to a $100 late reservation fee plus any increase in quoted airfare.

Payment by cash, check or money order made payable to FJ Tours, LLC or credit card.  Returned checks are subject to a $25 fee.

GROUP SIZE:  All tour prices herein are per person and based on a minimum of 30 passengers, except for optional tours which require a minimum of 10 passengers.

AIR TRANSPORTATION:  Regularly scheduled economy class service on any International Air Transportation Association (IATA) or Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) (i.e., commercial) carrier.  Transatlantic air transportation is based on special, non-refundable economy class contracted fares for this group.  The air taxes (domestic and foreign government taxes, which include security fees (including the September 11th security fee), airport facility charges, customs, immigration and inspection fees, etc.) and airline fuel surcharges and fees, as of 07/09/2021, are included in the tour cost, and are subject to change until tickets are issued.  If final government-imposed air taxes and fees or airline fuel surcharges and fees are greater than estimated, the additional amount will be billed on a final tour invoice.  There is no advance seat selection for group departures.  Early check-in is required to secure seats with a travel companion.  International flights require arriving at the departure airport at least three (3) hours prior to departure.  The passenger is solely responsible for getting to departure airports, check-in and boarding for all flights within the airline's published times.  The Tour Operator assumes no liability or responsibility for missed flights or connections.  Land Only packages do not include airport-hotel transfers in destination countries.

PASSENGER NAME:  Passenger is responsible for ensuring that the passenger name printed on the tour confirmation and/or invoice matches EXACTLY the name as it appears on their passport.  Due to security requirements, any name change including minor spelling corrections are subject to airline change fees, and may require airline reservations to be cancelled and rebooked.  Airline reservations are subject to availability at the time of rebooking and may result in an increased airfare.  Any airline change fees or increased airfare are the passenger’s responsibility.  Airline tickets once issued are nonrefundable.  The Tour Operator assumes no liability or responsibility for denial of services by any carrier due to any name discrepancy.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:  Double occupancy, standard twin bedded rooms with private bath throughout.  Single rooms are available at an additional cost as stated in the tour brochure.  Single rooms, although assuring privacy, may be small in size and may be located in remote parts of the hotel away from the rest of the group.  A limited number of single rooms are available.  Special requests such as bed types, smoking preferences, and connecting rooms are subject to availability.  On those rare occasions when we are not able to find a roommate for you, you will be required to pay the single supplement.  Every effort will be made to give you sufficient prior notice if we cannot find you a roommate.  Triple rooms may not be available in all countries and usually have limited availability.

PASSPORTS AND VISAS:  Passports are required of all passengers.  A valid U.S. passport that does not expire for at least six months after your scheduled return date (November 12, 2022) is required for all U.S. citizens.  U.S. citizens do not need a visa to enter the United Kingdom which includes Scotland and Northern Ireland or Ireland which is a member of the European Union.  Non-U.S. citizens must check entry requirements with their respective Embassy or Consulate, and are responsible for obtaining their own visas and any other required travel documents at their own expense.  The Tour Operator assumes no liability or responsibility for passport or visa procurement, or denial of services by any carrier due to lack of proper travel documentation.

LUGGAGE:  Each passenger is limited to ONE (1) checked bag, that may have a maximum weight of 50 pounds and not exceed 62 linear inches (L+W+D), plus one (1) carry-on.  Any bag exceeding these rules is subject to the airline’s excess baggage fees and are the passenger’s responsibility.  Please visit the airline’s web site for complete baggage rules and restrictions.  Hotel porterage services of one (1) bag per person are offered with this tour throughout Ireland.  The Tour Operator accepts no liability or responsibility for loss or damage of luggage, although maximum care will be taken to ensure safe handling of your luggage.

CANCELLATION POLICY & PENALTIES:  All cancellations must be received in writing and signed by the person who made the original reservation.  Cancellations are only effective from the day they are actually received, either by fax, email or U.S. Mail, by FJ Tours, LLC.  No refunds are issued for cancellations received after the tour departure date.  If you cancel your tour, cancellation penalties will apply and will be deducted from any refund.  Cancellation penalties apply to each passenger and the amount of the penalties assessed is based on the date the cancellation is effective, as follows.  On or before 01/26/2022 - $50 administration fee; on or before 02/25/2022 - $350.00; on or before 03/13/2022 - 50% of total tour cost; on or before 03/28/2022 - 75% of total tour cost; on or after 03/29/2022 - 100% of total tour cost, no refund.  Airline tickets once issued are nonrefundable.  Any unused tour portions are nonrefundable.  Airline tickets once issued are non-refundable.  A travel protection plan that offer an optional cancel for any reason upgrade is highly suggested.

TRAVEL PROTECTION:  The Tour Operator offers an OPTIONAL travel protection plan for this tour.  For more information, obtain a quote or to purchase the protection plan, please visit:  http://www.travelinsured.com/agency?agency=49550.  Both the Tour Operator and Tour Sponsor recommend a travel protection plan that offers an optional cancel for any reason upgrade.

MEDICAL CONDITION:  The Tour Operator makes every effort to provide a high level of service to all passengers.  Passengers who require special assistance must be accompanied by a qualified helper who assumes total responsibility for the disabled passenger’s well being.  The Tour Operator is not responsible for any medical condition that occurs prior to, during or after the tour.

RESPONSIBILITY:  The responsibility of FJ Tours, LLC, 15 Peach Orchard Road, PO Box 7177, Prospect, CT 06712-0177, Tel.: 203.805.5035, Fax: 203.916.5800, email: info@fj-tours.com, www.fj-tours.com, herein called the “Tour Operator”, and/or their agent (agents) is (are) limited.  We (they) act only as agent for the passenger in regard to all matters connected with the making and securing of reservations with transportation carriers and other suppliers of services (“suppliers”), all of which are independent contractors, for accommodations, tours and travel, whether by railroad, motor coach, private car, boat, aircraft or any other conveyance; and assume no liability or responsibility for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned by either reason of defect, through the acts or default of any company or supplier or person engaged in conveying the passenger or in carrying out the arrangements of the tour, or as a direct or indirect result of acts of God, dangers incident to the sea, fire, breakdown in machinery or equipment, acts of governments or other authorities, de jure or de facto, wars, whether declared or not, hostilities, civil disturbance, strikes, riots, theft, pilferage, epidemics, quarantines, medical or customs regulations, or from any causes beyond the Tour Operator’s control, or from any loss or damage resulting from improper passports, visas or other documents.

You are responsible for, and release the Tour Operator from: passport, visa, vaccination requirements, if applicable, and safety conditions in tour destination countries.

The airlines concerned are not responsible for any act, omission or event during the time you are not aboard their aircraft.  The passenger contract in use by the airline, when issued, constitutes the sole contract between the passenger and airline. The passenger is solely responsible for getting to departure airports, check-in and boarding for all flights within the airline's published times.  The Tour Operator assumes no liability or responsibility for missed flights or connections.

Anyone not utilizing the included transportation (i.e., Land Only package) is responsible for all subsequent transportation.

No changes in the itinerary are expected but we reserve the right to make them if necessary.  Because of unforeseen changes in transportation schedules, the land portion of your tour may be occasionally extended or curtailed.  The Tour Operator cannot be responsible for changes of itinerary.  The number of days indicated for each itinerary begin with the scheduled day of departure and end with the scheduled return arrival day, irrespective of the hour of departure or return, and may vary due to transportation schedule changes.

The Tour Operator reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member the tour, or to require any passenger to withdraw from the tour at any time who presents a significant risk to the health or safety of him/herself or of others which can not be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by the Tour Operator’s reasonable accommodation.

The Tour Operator reserves the right to cancel a tour in the event that the minimum number of passengers is not secured, and after refunding all partial and full payments, the Tour Operator has no further obligation to passengers on a cancelled tour.  Unused portions of the tour itinerary are not refundable.  Any deposit, partial or full payment for a tour reservation constitutes agreement and acceptance by the passenger to all the provisions of the tour brochure, itinerary, and tour terms and conditions.

HOLD HARMLESS:  ORTV, Inc., D/B/A the Office of Radio & Television and/or WJMJ Radio (the “Tour Sponsor”), has selected FJ Tours, LLC to offer travel arrangements for its “Scotland & Ireland 2022 with Father John” pilgrimage tour.  The tour passenger hereby acknowledges and agrees that:  (a) the Tour Sponsor is not in the business of providing travel services, and (b) the Tour Sponsor disclaims any liability or responsibility with respect to such travel services.  Consequently, in engaging FJ Tours, LLC for this tour, the tour passenger expressly agrees to hold the Tour Sponsor harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, liabilities or judgments, at law or in equity, related to, arising from, or in connection, with respect to the travel, accommodation and tour services procured by the tour passenger.  “Claims” include, without limitation:  claims for personal injury, disability or death, directly or indirectly related to, arising from or in connection with, any negligence or breach by FJ Tours, LLC or by others.